Saturday, June 14, 2008

Today is my mother-in-law's birthday.

I always enjoyed the idea that our birthdays were so close together.

Talked to her for the first time on her birthday.

Had to prank call her for one of those "big" birthdays.

She had never talked to me before.

Little did I know that in a few short years, I would be married to her son.

Never considered her my mother-in-law...because from the first time we met, I felt like I was with my mother.

Was not able make the usual mother-in-law jokes because that wasn't how our relationship was.

She died a couple months after Brad & I were married.

Cannot believe that she has been gone almost 10 years.

Still miss her every day.

I weep because my daughters will never know the joy of spending time with her.

My baby girls know her as their Angel Mom Mom.

She visits them during their dreams.

It just doesn't seem fair.

She has five beautiful granddaughters now.

Each one reminds me so much of her.

My father-in-law does a wonderful job of spending time with each granddaughter for her.

It was one of the many promises that he made to her.

Can I tell you how much I hate Breast Cancer?


Maria said...

Happy Birthday to you both!

Carolyn said...

Happy Birthday to you both also!!